switching to sippy cup advice needed

Liz - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is a champ! He loves regular milk, and I am seeing the light at the end of the nursing tunnell. Don't get me wrong, loved every minute of it - I am just ready to have my body to myself again.



He is such a go-getter, too, with trying the sippy cup. One HUGE PROBLEM. We have given him the sippy cup at least once a day for two weeks. He sucks so hard, just like a bottle, that he floods his mouth, swallows a little and lets the rest run out of his mouth!!! I have tried playtex and gerber soft sippy cups, two that were immediately successful with my daughter. He can't seem to figure it out. He can say "backpack" but can't do the sippy!!



Any advice? His doctor said, "keep trying." I could use some more specific advice than that!



Thanks in advance for sharing!

liz

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Daniela - posted on 08/27/2009

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I've tried the Gerber sippy's with my son, same thing, couldn't get the hang of it and would choke. I now use the Born Free sippy, and he seems to have gotten the hang of it. Good luck! :)

Jenifer - posted on 08/27/2009

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i gave my daughter the playtex first-ers cup they have the plastic thing in them to help the flow. and they have handles so she could hold it herself from the first time!!

good luck!

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My son is the same way!!! I bought him the straw type sippy cups... the spillproof playtex ones... now he does great!!! I think its easier for him to control and only took him a couple days to realize he can't tip it up like a regular sippy cup. Now he still is bottle crazy. I'm actually working really hard today to get him off of that... less bottles, more cups. We are still doing formula though... (the next step 9-24months) because he doesn't handle reg milk too welll :(

Adrienne - posted on 08/25/2009

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it worked with my at the time 1 yr old and now hes is 4 and he is autistic/pdd-nos, sod, and adhd. hopefully it will help you.

Adrienne - posted on 08/25/2009

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i put a bottle of water on the table next to a sippy cup of the milk/formula. they will pick with onethey will perfer.

Ashley - posted on 08/25/2009

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i had this problem but now my son takes a sippy pretty well. you just have to keep offering it. we tried about 5 or 6 different types of sippy cups until he found one he liked and after he got use to it he would take the other ones. GL :)

Ginger - posted on 08/25/2009

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My son switched to a soft tip sippy and milk in one day. I know it is hard to think that 'just keep trying' is going to work but it will. Think about what will happen when you switch to a normal cup. There will be lots of spills and bad days but you just have to 'keep trying'. Good luck!

Lesley - posted on 08/24/2009

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I have had the same problem with my son. like the others said he seems to do better with the hard lid kind however I have a different issue on my hands he will not drink his formula out of a sippy he will take a couple drinks and say ba, ba. until he gets it in a bottle. He's so cute when he does it so i don't mind but i have a feeling its gonna be rough getting rid of the ba.

Brandi - posted on 08/24/2009

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I have had the same problem I started later than I should have with the sippy cup, and have bought many different kinds and none of them seemed to work ..but I have found two different types that work good for my son if you are wanting to stick to the hard lids I would look for a munchkin brand sippy cup that has really tiny holes. munchin seems to have the smallest size holes and you can find them at target or walmart ususally, but my son drinks great from that cup and hardly spills a drop on him. if you want to use a soft lid i would suggest to get a nuk cup those also work great :)

Crystal - posted on 08/24/2009

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The hard ones with the inserts let the milk out alot slower. My first son loved the soft ones but my one year old is doing well with the hard sippy. They make a gerber that is smaller on bottom so that little hands can hold it. Good luck.

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